Innovation Works

The mission of Innovation Works (IW) is to reduce Baltimore’s neighborhood and racial wealth divide by teaching and accompanying members of disinvested communities to build and own successful social enterprises that create sustainable neighborhood economies and result in better family living, more resilient communities, and a safer, more vibrant city.



Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Demographic/Census Data

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Venture Capital Equity Providers
  • Micro Loans
  • Loan Providers
  • Economic Development Lending
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review


  • Market Research


  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General
  • Geographically Based
  • Demographically Based

Office, Incubator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Accelerator / Incubator / CoWorking / Makerspace
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Product Development

  • Product Design & Development
  • Prototype Development

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
Primary Contact
Jay Nwachu
1400 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202